Central Maine Power

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The state’s Bureau of Parks and Lands has signed a revised deal with Central Maine Power to lease a public parcel for the utility’s controversial power line through western Maine. It makes some key changes, but opponents say under the state constitution, the lease still needs to be approved by a two-thirds majority of the Legislature.

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A Cumberland County Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that a citizens initiative aimed at killing Central Maine Power’s power line project can stay on the November ballot.

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Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says a ballot measure that backers hope would kill Central Maine Power’s proposed power line through the state’s western woods may well be unconstitutional. But he also says it should stay on the ballot.

Central Maine Power is agreeing to create a half-million-dollar fund to assist customers who’ve been affected by the pandemic.

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The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission signed off today on vital land use permits Central Maine Power needs for its proposed 151-mile power line through western Maine.


The state's highest court has ruled that Maine voters will have their say on Central Maine Power's proposed billion-dollar powerline through western Maine in November.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Supreme Court says it will rule "expeditiously" on disputed petitions needed to proceed with a November referendum on a $1 billion hydropower transmission corridor project.

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Central Maine Power and Canada’s Hydro-Quebec spent more than $7 million in the first quarter of the year opposing a prospective referendum that could scuttle a controversial transmission project through western Maine.

Maine's top election official has invalidated hundreds more signatures that were collected to force a referendum on a hydropower transmission corridor.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's largest electric utility is donating 6,000 masks to the Maine Emergency Management Agency to protect front-line medical workers from the coronavirus.

Central Maine Powe said its parent company, Avangrid, rounded up 3,000 surgical masks and 3,000 N-95 respirators that were sent to the MEMA ofices Monday morning.

The state is concerned about the adequacy of supplies to combat the coronavirus,áand it's pressing the federal government for more supplies.


The political action committee for Central Maine Power is challenging whether opponents of its controversial transmission corridor have enough signatures to put the project on the November ballot.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine regulators are going to fine a gas utility $50,000 for failures to meet safety requirements.

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The Maine Ethics Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to investigate whether a group opposing a controversial transmission line through western Maine qualifies as a political action committee and should be required to reveal its donors.

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The Maine Legislature will consider an emergency bill that could prohibit Hydro-Quebec from spending money to influence a potential referendum on a controversial powerline project running through western Maine.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's former governor says that he was paid by a lobbying firm to advocate for the state utility's hydropower corridor.